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Postby samar4 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:32 am

i am writing a novel. a fiction novel. i wanted to know whether the places, the institutes and hotels, organisations other details i have used in my novel from some other country than mine used in the novel is okay. and whether any institute, hotel owner or organisation will raise objections and take a legal recourse for the same. please enlighten as i am a new writer and writing my first novel.

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We've had extensive discussions over this topic recently. Please scan this forum and "Writer's Block Party" for more. The short is that you can use trademarked places as long as you do not portray them negatively, which might spark a response from owners of the trademarks.
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thanks for the help.

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paul is right, if you live in and publish in the US, UK, or commonwealth countries, but rob raises a valid point, if you live elsewhere in the world and intend to publish in other countries...
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Postby cosivantutte » Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:43 pm

There is a very simple solution: Make up your own hotels, institutions, buildings, etc. Unless there's a good reason why you need to name drop certain locations.

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